Baby, It's Cold Outside!
Oh my goodness....if this is what Antarctica is like, I don't want to visit.
Holy Pajamas! It's cold outside. And not just your average 20 degree day. We're talking -11 degrees when I left to go to work.
Yes, that is read "Minus 11 degrees" where I live (or "negative 11" take your pick). I almost wish that when it was this cold we would have mandatory snow days--not just for the kids, but for the adults too. One where you don't have to use a vacation day or PTO. If we had a snow day at least I could spend the day looking at Boo Mama's amazing Christmas Home Tour 2008. Over 700 people (yes, SEVEN HUNDRED) signed up. That's a lot of holiday decoration love!
With it being this cold, I tried my best to ask the Big Guy if I could park in the garage without actually asking if I could park in the garage. It went something like this:
Me: I'm not looking forward to starting my car tomorrow morning.
BG: Let it warm up before you go.
Me: But it sounds like it's groaning when I start it.
BG: Yes, because it's cold.
BG: Maybe we need to get you a heater for your car?
Me: I'd take an automatic car starter over a heater
BG: It's good to want things.
Those of your from anywhere south of the Minnesota/South Dakota border are probably saying, "a heater? Doesn't your car have a heater?" Yes. Yes it does. But not that kind of heater. He's talking about a head bolt heater. This little bugger is attached to your oil pan. You then plug your car in at night. The heater keeps the oil warm and it is easier to start your car.
You know you're "up north" when you see a car with a plug hanging out the front like this:
Welcome to the frozen tundra that I call Minnesota!